The research institute Leespr announced on October 28 that Lee Seung-gi and Girls' Generation, and Won Bin and Shin Min-ah have been surveyed as the most popular female and male singers and actors, respectively, during the second half of 2010.
The institute had conducted a survey from September 25 until 30 targeting 1,324 people from the age of 13 to 65 to ask their about favorite stars during the second half of 2010. Actors Won Bin and Shin Min-ah earned 17.6% and 26.7%, respectively, and became the most popular male and female actors. Among male actors, Jang Dong-ggun and Gang Dong-won ranked second and third by gaining 15.6% and 10.1% support. Actress Kim Tae-hee and Kim Hye-soo followed Shin by gaining 13.5% and 8.5% of the votes. For the male singer category, Lee Seung-gi ranked at the top with 14.7% support, defeating Rain (14.4%) and 2PM (12.2%). Among female singers, Girls' Generation gained the highest voting of 24.6% and Lee Hyori (14.0%) and 2NE1 (10.3%) followed. In the male comedian category, Yoo Jae-suk gained 38.7% support and beat his rival Kang Ho-dong (23.9%). Lee Soo-geun (21.9%), Kim Byong-man (11.5%) came after them. Female comedian Shin Bong-sun, who gained 38.4% of the votes, ranked in first place, defeating Park Mi-sun (22.2%) and Kim Shin-young (18.6%).
In the category of sports stars, Park Ji-sung and Kim Yuna earned an overwhelming majority. Park Ji-sung gained 45.6% support and overwhelmed other male sports stars such as Park Tae-hwan (12.5%), Park Chan-ho (10.0%), and Lee Cheong-yong (9.9%). Kim Yuna gained 61.9% support and defeated other female stars including Jang Mi-ran (18.9%), Yeo Min-ji (13.2), and Park Se-ri (8.6) by a huge margin. The survey had been conducted as a form of individual interview in the capital area including Seoul and in the major cities of Busan, Daegu, Incheon, and Gwangju. For the separate categories, two from the female and male group had answered the survey, and the survey had an accuracy of 95% with a margin of error plus or minus 2.69% in the confidence interval.
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